Charmenko

we organize concerts throughout Eastern Europe working for promoters in each country.

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our fair share of ups and downs notwithstanding, we've had a good year since last summer - here's our annual review:

Charmenko:
since last summer, as well as many single show bookings, we've booked multiple shows throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans with: 50 Cent, Ace Of Base, Alice Cooper, Apollo 440, British Sea Power, Broken Social Scene, Bryan Adams, Chris Rea, Clinic, Def Leppard, DJ Food & Strictly Kev, DK, Einsturzende Neubauten, Gogol Bordello, Harlem Globetrotters, James Blunt, Juliette & The Licks, Koop, Laurie Anderson, Lisa Gerrard, Makossa & Megablast, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, Massive Attack, Mattafix, Nelly Furtado, PJ Harvey, Red Snapper, Rihanna, Roisin Murphy, Sigur Ros, Stereo MCs, Sunrise Avenue, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bloodhound Gang, The Chemical Brothers, The Gossip, The Gutter Twins, The Sex Pistols, Uriah Heep, Vaya Con Dios and Whitesnake

Charm Music Czechia:
we opened our own company in the Czech Republic this year, and have promoted so far: Abuela Coca, Bob Dylan, Firewater, Gutter Twins, Ill Nino, Joe Satriani, John Mayall, Senor Coconut, Sigur Ros, Soulfly, The Gutter Twins, The Mars Volta and Tom Waits

Grinding Halt:
over the last year our Italian sister company has promoted: Architecture In Helsinki, Art Brut, Au Revoir Simone, Babyshambles, Beach House, Bonde Do Role, Caribou, Cinema Strange, Devastations, Don Caballero, Envelopes, Euros Childs, Future Of The Left, Gang Of Four, I Like Trains, Jana Hunter, Keiji Haino, Lightspeed Champion, Look See Proof, Mark Sultan, Menomena, Modey Lemon, No Age, Pan Sonic, Plastiscines, Shitdisco, Siouxsie, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Brunettes, The Dodos, The Enemy, The Gossip, The Mae Shi, The Mission, The Residents, The Ruby Suns, The Ruby Suns, Wildbirds And Peacedrum, Wire, Yacht and You Say Party! We Say Die!

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these are the festivals and events we or our sister companies are booking or co-booking for next year;


DJuice Go!
date: Saturday, May 16th
location: Kiev, Ukraine
website: www.football.djuice.com.ua/photogallery/p2
capacity: up to 40,000 (free event)
profile: electronica and contemporary pop-rock
international artists this year included: Groove Armada

Malta International Theatre Festival
dates: Monday-Saturday, June 22nd-27th
location: Poznan, Poland
website: www.malta-festival.pl
capacity: up to 20,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: Nelly Furtado (special event), Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Joan As Policewoman

VipINmusic
dates: Wednesday-Thursday, June 24th-25th
location: Zagreb, Croatia
website: www.vipinmusicfestival.com
capacity: up to 20,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: Amadou & Mariam, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, XX Teens, Ed Kuepper & Jeffrey Wegener, The Go Team!, Hot Chip, Serj Tankian, The Prodigy, Stereo MCs, Sons & Daughters

Fiera Della Musica International Music Festival
dates: Thursday-Friday, June 27th-28th
location: Azzano Decimo, Italy
website: www.fieradellamusica.it
Capacity: up to 5,000 per day
profile: wide-ranging
international artists this year included:

Colours Of Tirana
date: 2 or 3 days during late June (dates can move according to best dates for the artists; midweeks can work)
location: Tirana, Albania
website: www.livingroomshow.al
capacity: up to 7,000 per day
profile: rock
international artists this year included: Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Sunrise Avenue

Ejekt
dates: Friday-Saturday 19th-21st or 26th-28th (dates flexible)
Location: Olympic Fencing Center
website: www.ejekt.gr
capacity: up to 17,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: UNKLE, James, Stereo MCs, Digitalism, Hercules and The Love Affair

Wroclaw Non-Stop Festival
dates: throughout July, possibly into August
location: Wroclaw, Poland
website: www.wroclawnonstop.pl
capacity: up to 15,000 per day
profile: city festival with a combination of arts, theatre and music performances throughout July
international artists this year included: Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, Shantel & Bukovina Club

Baalbeck International Festival
dates: throughout July, possibly into August
location: Baalbeck, Lebanon
website: www.baalbeck.org.lb
capacity: up to 4,000 per day
profile: Lebanon's premier national music and dance festival in the middle of the incredible Roman temple ruins at Baalbeck; performances throughout July
international artists this year included: Mika. Astrid Hadad, Warda Al Jazayria, Tania Maria, Hasmik Papian

Rock For People
dates: Saturday-Monday, July 4th-6th
Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
website: www.rockforpeople.cz
capacity: up to 30.000 per day
profile: popular music
international artists this year included: The Offspring, Massive Attack, Kaiser Chiefs, Enter Shikari, Flogging Molly, Panteon Rococo, Los de Abajo

Traffic Festival
dates: Monday-Sunday, July 6th-12th
location: Torino, Italy
website: www.trafficfestival.com/
capacity: up to 70,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: Sex Pistols, Tricky, Soulwax, Patti Smith, Battles, Justice, Wire, Fujiya & Miyagi, Hercules and Love Affair, Matthew Dear

Hegyalja Festival
date: Wednesday-Saturday, July 8th-12th
location: Tokaj, Hungary
website: www.hegyaljafestival.hu/
capacity: up to 20,000 per day
profile: rock
international artists this year included: Juliette & The Licks, 69 Eyes

EXIT
dates: Thursday-Sunday, July 9th-12th
location: Novi Sad, Serbia
website: www.exitfest.org
capacity: up to 60,000 per day
profile: alternative music
mainstage international artists this year included: Gogol Bordello, Juliette & The Licks, Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System, High Contrast, Afrika Bambaata, The Sex Pistols, Ministry, The Hives, Shy FX, Paul Weller, Primal Scream, The Gossip, Skream & Benga, Reprazent & Roni Size & MC Dynamite, Stamina MC, Nightwish, The Streets, N.E.R.D, Presets, DJ Hype, Noisia, Dillinja, The Bellrays

Colors of Ostrava
probable dates: Thursday-Sunday, July 9th-12th
location: Ostrava, Czech Republic
website: www.colours.cz
capacity: up to 25,000 per day
profile: world and alternative music
international artists this year included: Sinead o Connor, Happy Mondays, Gogol Bordello, Goldfrapp

Krilya
dates: Saturday-Sunday, July 11th-12th or 18th-19th
location: Moscow, Russia
website: www.krylia.ru
capacity: up to 50,000 per day
profile: rock & pop
international artists last year included (the event took a sabbatical this year): Natalie Imbruglia, Spooky Jam, Pleymo, Fun-da-mental, Hazmat Modine

Italia Wave Love Festival
dates: Wednesday-Saturday, July 15th-18th
location: Livorno, Italy
website: www.italiawave.com
capacity: up to 30,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: Chemical Brothers, The Raveonettes, The Verve, Sergent Garcia, Gnarls Barkley, Pivot.

Neapolis Festival
dates: Thursday-Thursday, July 16th-23th
location: Naples, Italy
website: www.neapolis.it
capacity: up to 20,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: REM, Editors, These New Puritans, Massive Attack

Positivus Festival
dates: Friday-Saturday, July 17th-18th
location: Salacgriva, Latvia
website: www.positivusabfestival.com/
capacity: up to 15,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Fatboy Slim, British Sea Power, Timo Maas & MIcrochunk VJs

Afisha Picnic
date: Saturday, July 18th or 25th
location: Moscow, Russia
website: www.afisha.ru
capacity: up to 45,000 per day
profile: contemporary alternative music
international artists this year included: DeVotchKa, Martina Topley-Bird, The Teenagers, Glass Candy, Black Lips, Chromatics, The Toxic Avenger.

Balatone Festival
date: Wednesday-Saturday, July 22th-26th
location: Zanka, Lake Balatone, Hungary
website: www.balatonefestival.hu
capacity: up to 25,000 per day
profile: electronica & hip-hop
international artists this year included: Dj Vadim, Killa Kela, Zion Train, Beatsteaks, Noisia, Free Form Five

Baltic Beach Party
dates: Friday-Saturday, July 24th-25th
location: Liepaja, Latvia
website: www.beachparty.lv/
capacity: up to 30,000 per day
profile: mainstream rock & pop
international artists this year included: Sean Kingston, Reamonn, Alphaville, Liquido, Sunrise Avenue, Cascada, The BossHoss, Audiosmog, Bi2

Sazava
dates: Thursday-Sunday, July 30th-August 2nd
location: Sazava, Czechia
website: www.sazavafest.cz
capacity: up to 12,000 per day
profile: rock & pop
international artists this year included: Joan As Police Woman, Sean Kingston, The Skatalites, Client, Camouflage, Transglobal Underground,

Les Mediterraneennes de Leucate
dates: Monday-Wednesday, August 3rd-5th
location: Leucate, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
website: www.lesmediterraneennes.fr/
capacity: up to 10,000 per day
profile: alternative & world music
international artists this year included: Sonic Youth, dEUS, Mademoiselle K, Orchestra Baobab, Neco Novellas

Matscher Au Open Air Festival
dates: Friday-Saturday, August 7th-8th
location: Silandro, Italy
website: www.open-air.it
capacity: up to 8,000 per day
profile: contemporary alternative music
international artists this year included: Art Brut, A Wilhelm Scream, Jeans Team, Russkaja, Lack, The Monsters, Bridge To Solace, The Secret, etc...

OFF Festival
dates: Friday-Sunday, August 7th-9th
location: Myslowice, Poland
website: www.off-festival.pl
capacity: up to 25,000 per day
profile: contemporary alternative music
international artists this year included: Clinic, Of Montreal, British Sea Power, Modified Toy Orchestra, Caribou, Mogwai, Max Tundra, James Chance and The Contortions, Singapore Sling, So So Modern, Menomena, Iron & Wine

Ypsigrock IndiePendent Festival
dates: mid August
location: Castelbuono (Sicily), Italy
capacity: up to 5,000 per day
website: www.ypsigrock.it
profile: contemporary alternative music
international artists this year included: Deus, Art Brut, Apparat, Paolo Benvegnu, Nena & The SuperYeahs
History: Architecture in Helsinki, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bonnie Prince Billie, Xiu Xiu, Mouse On Mars, Motorpsycho, Fugazi, etc

Szin Festival
dates: Wednesday-Sunday, August 26th-30th
location: Szeged, Hungary
website: www.szin.org
capacity: up to 30,000 per day
profile: electronica, pop & rock
international artists this year included: Morcheeba, Within Temptation, Mattafix, Backyard Babies

Jelen Pivo Live
dates: Friday-Saturday, September 4th-5th
location: Belgrade, Serbia
website: www.apa.co.yu
capacity: up to 7,000 per day
profile: alternative rock
international artists this year included: Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr., Iggy & The Stooges

Taksirat
date: Friday, December 18th (or another Friday in late November / December)
location: Skopje, Macedonia
website: www.taksirat.com.mk
capacity: up to 5,000 per day
profile: alternative music
international artists this year included: TBC

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participating in

  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003

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